Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 4/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+105) Kansas City (-125)
Kauffman Stadium is where the Kansas City Royals (74-88 last year) will meet the Cleveland Guardians (80-82 last season) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Guardians at +105 and the Royals are opening at -125. The betting total comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Cal Quantrill and Kris Bubic.
As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians scored 4.4 runs per contest, which had them at 18th in baseball. They had 717 runs and held an OBP of .303. The Guardians hit 248 two-baggers as a team and hit 203 balls out of the park. They accrued 686 runs batted in as well as 1,269 base knocks over the course of last year, and their batting average was .238. Cleveland had a slugging rate of .407 and struck out 1,387 times, while drawing a walk on 453 occasions.
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Guardians pitchers conceded 216 home runs in addition to 727 runs in total (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff walked 522 opposing batters and their FIP came in at 4.43 as a unit in the previous season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.66 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Guardians compiled a team earned run average of 4.34 during the previous year (18th in the league), and the staff rung up 1,391 hitters.
The Guardians relievers accumulated a save rate of 67.2% and entered the game in 127 save situations. The bullpen inherited 202 runners for the previous season and 36.1% of those players ended up scoring. Guardians bullpen pitchers entered the game with runners on 142 times in addition to having 155 contests in high leverage situations. The Guardians dispatched 535 relievers to the hill during the previous year. The relief pitchers racked up 66 holds during the previous year (27th in MLB). They compiled 39 saves last year and did not convert 19 out of their 58 save chances.
The Cleveland Guardians amassed 4,224 putouts last year, as well as 1,400 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .985 which had them ranked 16th in baseball, and accumulated 138 double plays. The Guardians turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,672 innings on the field, which had them sitting 8th in the majors.
Quantrill has pitched in 284 frames and has earned 241 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.64 (115 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.226. He has allowed 266 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 83 walks. Quantrill (16-11 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 1,194 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Royals held a team SLG% of .396 and they averaged 4.23 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They hit 251 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times and scoring 686 runs. Kansas City accounted for 163 HRs over the course of the prior season and 647 RBIs. They were called out on strikes on 1,258 occasions (28th in baseball) and notched a total of 1,349 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals accumulated a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .249 in the prior season.
The Royals finished with a team WHIP of 1.387 with a FIP of 4.39 as a pitching staff over the course of the prior season. They were sitting at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,375. The Kansas City pitching staff surrendered 788 runs for the previous season while holding a team ERA of 4.65 (732 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio was 2.27 (1,344 strikeouts against 591 walks). They gave up 189 home runs and they gave up 5.00 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball).
Finishing with 147 save situations, the Royals had 83 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. Kansas City called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 62 save opportunities and they walked away with 37 saves. Their relievers came in 165 times in high leverage situations and also on 163 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers held an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 252 inherited runners. They were ranked 20th in baseball with a save rate of 59.7%, and they sent 556 bullpen pitchers to the hill last year.
In 12,756 innings on the diamond, the Royals had a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (26th in professional baseball). Kansas City Royals turned 152 double plays and owned a fielding percentage of .985 (14th in MLB). The Royals had 1,422 assists, 84 errors and a tally of 4,252 putouts over the course of the prior season.
So far in his career, Bubic has conceded 173 base hits while earning 163 punch outs in 180 innings pitched. Bubic (7-13 career record) holds a 4.40 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 88 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.411 and having a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.01 and he has faced 778 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+105)
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